Skip to comments.Johns Hopkins professors propose new calendar
Posted on 01/01/2012 5:28:56 PM PST by Libloather
Johns Hopkins professors propose new calendar
By: The Associated Press | 12/31/11 1:02 PM
Two Johns Hopkins professors are proposing a new calendar in which dates would fall on the same days of the week every year.
The calendar proposed by Richard Conn Henry, an astrophysicist, and Steve H. Hanke, an applied economist, begins each year on Sunday, Jan. 1.
The professors, who also advocate "Universal Time" over time zones, say the new calendar would simplify planning and financial market calculations. They hope to take their proposal to the United Nations and attract worldwide interest.
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I don’t think Christians would be too happy about having Sundays shuffled around arbitrarily. Or Jews and the Sabbath.
And when the Muslims hear about this, they’ll cut these guys’ heads off for suggesting it.
” And when the Muslims hear about this, theyll cut these guys heads off for suggesting it. “
Only if everyone who owns/uses a computer or computer-like device doesn’t get to ‘em first....
People could use their calendars over and over ...
Close to - VERY CLOSE - the stupidest idea I ever heard...
People actually borrow money and go into debt to pay tuition at a place that pays these yahoos??
This seems a little rushed to me.
Does it end on December 21st of this year?
If it would result in a three week second term for 0bama, I’d support it. Otherwise it’s a waste of energy to even consider.
Sunday, Jan. 1
Sunday, Jan. 2
Sunday, Jan. 3
Sunday, Jan. 4
Sunday, Jan. 5
Sunday, Jan. 6
... Problem solved! Plus no work. (Not that anyone has a job.) Have to go to church every day, though. But at least the calendar issue would be solved for good.
” Close to - VERY CLOSE - the stupidest idea I ever heard... “
You obviously haven’t been paying attention to Congress and the Administration the past few years, have you??
Perhaps they can write their proposal in Esperanto.
This is after all the university whose medical school performed the first sex-change operations.
Nor about having Christmas Day on Sunday EVERY year.
Ya got me there!
But please, don’t give these croutons any ideas. we already got enough congress-critters who AIN’T GOT A CLUE!!
I couldn’t tell you what day my birthday fell on in the 75 years i have been alive in other words who cares!!
Anyone born on February 29 would have to be executed!
I'm a Caesar man all the way!
I had heard that some or other commie nation tried to shift to a 10-day week system and failed. The reason is that we resonate on G-d’s calendar. Of course, this was the explanation in Rabbinical Seminary... Can anyone corroborate the foiled commie experiment?
Dan 7:23 Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.
Dan 7:24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom [are] ten kings [that] shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.
Dan 7:25 And he shall speak [great] words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.
Dan 7:26 But the judgment shall sit, and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and to destroy [it] unto the end.
That was France after the 1789 revolution.
Let’s just start with baby steps. First get rid of Daylight Savings Time.
Include a redefinition of the length of a second and we could do away with Leap Years ... with an occasional touch up allowed to reflect unforeseen events such as a significant colision with a large spacial object.
And when the Muslims hear about this, theyll cut these guys heads off for suggesting it.
You’re making my day.
Here is what I would do if I were in charge, and trust me, I should be the one in charge because I have no ego and I have a lot of common sense...
Anyway, here's what I would do with the calendar. I would have 13 months of exactly 28 days each. That is exactly four weeks in each month for a total of 364 days per year. The extra day can be recognized as New Year's Day and should be a holiday for all. It will not fall under any particular month but just be it's own day. On Leap Year, guess what? Every four years we will get a two-day holiday in which to watch extra football and drink even more beer.
This will make for more precise fiscal periods for businesses. Each month with exactly 20 weekdays and 8 weekend days. Nice and neat. They can still post quarterly results for the periods of Jan-Mar; Apr-Jun, Jul-Sep and Oct-Dec. That 13th month will simply be a "vacation" month that I will speak more about later.
Now what that extra month? Here is my idea for that. Put that extra month in the middle of the summer. So you have January, February, March, April, May and June for a total of 168 days. Now is the time to insert that "extra" month. We can call that month "Midsummer" or something like that. This will be a time for people to take vacation and slow down a little bit. Businesses will still need to post profit and losses during this time but it will be considered a neutral fiscal period. The object will be simply to break even. Then the business cycle will begin anew in July and the fiscal year will conclude at end of December.
Damn, that is one good idea and I should be put in charge of implementing this.
Dan 7:25 he shall speak.In assuming infallibility, professing to forgive sins, and to open and shut heaven, thundering out bulls and anathemas, excommunicating princes, absolving subjects from their allegiance, and exacting obedience to his decrees in open violation of reason and Scripture. 8,20; 8:24,25; 11:28,30,31,36,37; Isa 37:23; 2Th 2:4; Re 13:5,6,11
shall wear out.By wars, crusades, massacres, etc. Re 6:9,10; 11:7-10; 13:7-10; 14:12; 16:6; 17:6; 18:24
and think.Appointing feasts and fasts, canonizing saints, etc. 2:21; 11:31,36-38; 12:11; 2Th 2:4; 1Ti 4:1-3; Re 13:15-17
a time.That is, three years and a half, or, reckoning thirty days to a month, 1,260 days, equal to the same number of years in prophetic language; which, dated from the decree of Phocas constituting him the supreme head of the church, A.D. 606, terminated in 1866. 4:25,32; 12:7,11,12; Re 11:2,3; 12:6,14; 13:5,7
You know what moslems that get upset do!
“I’m still not sure about the Gregorian calendar. I’m still using Julian.”
I’ve been using the Mayan. Guess I need to switch soon...
What’s your problem??? It’s all over, 12/21/2012 anyway. Enjoy the last 355 days. (LOL).... Happy new year.
...in which dates would fall on the same days of the week every year.They'd better get a move on.
Based on the seasons I think we should start years at the vernal equinox. Just my wish and I know it will never happen.
Only reason I switched away from it was because it was running out of rock. And the date function in unix didn't handle it after the great time_t function change (signed integers... harumph!).
But I've still got to do something on my personal computers before 2038. 64 bits just seems excessive.
Big Calendar will shut these people down. Don’t they know there is a lot of money to be made in making calendars obsolete every year?
These professors don’t know what they are up against!
Big Calendar is more powerful than Big Oil and Big Tobacco — combined!
Boring. And Obama will not be happy with it because it will make computer programming easier. Kind of like having kiosks instead of a live person to take care of us.
I’ve been looking for you.
I think I’ll write you in for the primary. I could use a Midsummer break.
Is there an after Christmas sale on indulgences?
et tu Brute?
How about a 13 month calendar with 28 days each month except the last month of the year which would have 29. On leap year the first and last month would have 29 days.
In the Sixties, someone took their case to the United Nations concerning A cure for the "Summer Time Blues", but the jury is still out on that one...
One time (UTC) makes sense. No more daylight time nonsense. No more conversions.
Similar ideas have been proposed in the past. Personally, I think it's a terrible idea--I like the variety of having dates fall on different days of the week.
Pope Gregory's calendar reform was designed to get the spring equinox to fall at the same time as it did in 325, when the Council of Nicaea set the rules for calculating the date of Easter. Since so many people want to eliminate any traces of Christianity from modern society, I'm surprised no one has called for a further reform to get the date of the spring equinox back to what it was in 46 B.C., when Julius Caesar implemented his calendar reform. That would involve dropping 3 days. Since February is the coldest month, maybe drop them from February and have a February of 25 days one year (except that Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton would holler about days being taken from Black History Month).
Quarters are 91 days long (exactly 13 weeks), consisting of two 30-day months and a 31-day month. The resulting year is 364 days long, exactly 52 weeks. To compensate for misalignment with earth's orbit, they add an extra week at the end of December every five or six years.
“This seems a little rushed to me.”
LoL! As an old programmer I kind of like the Julian myself.
Originally the Roman year began at the beginning of March. Months were 29 or 30 days long and occasionally an extra month would be added between February and March to try to keep the calendar in line with the seasons. I guess that is why Julius Caesar had the extra day in leap years added to February (although in the Roman calendar the extra day was not February 29 but "the second sixth day before the Kalends of March," equivalent to February 25 by our count).